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Edmundston hospital under pressure; province reports 20 new cases

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:03
Health-care workers in northwest New Brunswick are concerned about the availability of intensive care beds as case numbers climb. New Brunswick reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, mostly in the Moncton and Edmundston regions. There are ...

NASA's TESS discovers a solar system with six stars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:00
NASA's TESS has discovered a distant star system that scientist Brian Powell says exist against all odds. Powell is a data scientist at the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center. The star system in question is called TIC 168789840 ...

Titan's sea of liquid methane is deep enough for a submarine to explore

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:59
The researchers used data from NASA's Cassini mission which passed by Titan. Previous research had looked at the depth of other seas on the moon, but the largest and most intriguing had yet to be measured.

NASA's Roman space telescope will be much more capable than Hubble

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:29
The Hubble space telescope has been in orbit for decades, and while still extremely useful, it's aging, and NASA is preparing to replace it. One of the key observations that the Hubble space telescope makes are images known as Hubble ultra-deep fields.

SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites on one rocket, aces landing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:16
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an ambitious rideshare mission as one of its veteran boosters hoisted 143 small satellites — a new record for a single rocket — into space before nailing a landing at sea. The two-stage Falcon 9 ...

2021: What Astronomical and Space Events Await Us This Year?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 15:58
By Dirk Lorenzen. 2021 begins as a year of Mars. Although our red planetary neighbor isn't as prominent as it was last autumn, it is still noticeable with its characteristic reddish color in the evening sky until the end of April. In early March, Mars shines close to ...

This strange 'super-puff' planet is more atmosphere than core

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 15:34
While most planets we've discovered outside our solar system have been rocky worlds like Earth, gas giants like Jupiter, or ice giants like Uranus, these aren't the only types of planets out there. There are also some strange “super-puff” planets that are so low ...

Explained: President Biden's addition to Oval Office –– a moon rock

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 15:28
So, after taking office as the 46th US President on January 20, Democrat Joe Biden has made a couple of changes to the Oval Office, including replacing portraits, carpets, and removing the “Diet Coke button”.

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 15:06
Date: January 22, 2021; Source: Aarhus University; Summary: It is now the third year that gray whales have been found in very poor condition or dead in large numbers along the west coast of Mexico, USA and Canada, and scientist have raised their concerns ...

NASA grants Juno extended lease on life to probe Jupiter after mysterious radio signal spotted

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:26
Planet Jupiter's radio waves were discovered in 1955, and over the past 66 years, increasingly more discoveries have been made, offering a luring glimpse into how the signals operate. A mission extension has been granted by NASA to the Juno programme, ...

Falcon 9 launch timeline on the Transporter-1 mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:59
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, heading due south over the Atlantic Ocean on a trajectory hugging the east coast of Florida to deliver 143 small satellites into polar orbit.

ISS Astronauts Detect Blue Lightning Through European ASIM

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:58
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were witnesses to five intense blue jets of light shooting up from thunderstorm clouds into the stratosphere, with each flash lasting mere 10 milliseconds each. ISS ASIM blue jet lightning elves.

Scientists learn more about thundersnow from satellite imagery

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:14
This is an Inside Science story. On Valentine's weekend in 2015, winter storm Neptune pummeled Boston. Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore was outside reporting on the blizzard when a sudden purple flash illuminated the sky.

6 Things to Know About NASA's Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:10
Ingenuity, a technology experiment, is preparing to attempt the first powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet. When NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18 it will be carrying ...

Big Differences in Long-Term Immunity Resulting From Mild vs. Severe COVID-19 Cases

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:34
New research highlights the enormous variability in how T cells respond to the deadly virus. A big question on people's minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for ...

Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us to rot'

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:02
As high risk groups continue to be immunised there are growing concerns that people with learning disabilities have been missed out.

How many early human species existed on Earth?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:01
It depends on your definition of human. Australopithecus skull. An Australopithecus skull. (Image: ...

Here's why some people 'hear the dead'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:14
Here's why some people 'hear the dead'. A study led by Durham University shed some light on why a few people adopt spiritualist beliefs and engage in the practice of "hearing the dead.".

Here's why some people 'hear the dead'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:06
According to the study, published in the journal 'Mental Health, Religion and Culture', spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life. The study found ...

Teacher, 31, who romped with two schoolboys in car before lessons is jailed

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 10:53
Laura Dunker, 31, is the second teacher to be caged for sex crimes with pupils in as many years at Bedford High School in Ohio, US. She picked up ...


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